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10th straight

Bruins beat Devils for 10th straight win

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March 18. 2014 10:06PM
Bruins left wing Brad Marchand skates with the puck while being defended by Devils defenseman Mark Fayne during the second period of Boston’s 4-2 win Tuesday night at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

NEWARK, N.J. — There is no stopping the Boston Bruins right now.

Left winger Brad Marchand and right winger Jarome Iginla scored 59 seconds apart early in the second period as the Bruins rolled to their 10th consecutive victory, a 4-2 win against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday at Prudential Center.

Center Patrice Bergeron had a goal and an assist and center Chris Kelly added an insurance goal for the Bruins, who won nine of these 10 games in regulation.

Backup goaltender Chad Johnson made 22 saves to run his record to 15-3-1

Devils center Patrik Elias had a power-play goal in the second period and center Travis Zajac scored in the third. Goaltender Martin Brodeur allowed four goals on 31 shots.

Bergeron got the Bruins on the board at 14:33 of the first period when he slipped behind the Devils defense and chipped a backhand shot through the legs of Brodeur to make it 1-0. The goal was Bergeron’s 20th of the season.

Defenseman Dougie Hamilton and center Gregory Campbell took successive minor penalties at the end of the first period, giving the Devils a brief 5-on-3 power play at the start of the second period. Elias made the Bruins pay with his 16th goal of the season to make it 1-1.

But Marchand responded with a short-handed goal 54 seconds later, his 22nd of the season, and Iginla finished a great pass from center David Krejci by snapping a shot through the legs less than a minute later to make it 3-1 Bruins.

Kelly scored at 7:11 of the third period, tapping home a brilliant pass from left winger Carl Soderberg.

Zajac cut the lead to 4-2 at 9:13, beating Johnson to the stick side on an odd-man rush.Notes: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask got the night off after a 33-save performance in a 4-1 win against Minnesota on Monday. Rask won each of his past six starts. ... Boston defenseman Johnny Boychuk (lower body) did not play, and he is listed as day-to-day.

It was the second consecutive game he missed due to the injury. ...

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